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Greentraveller's Guide to Anglesey AONB

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Posted by Florence Fortnam at 01:03 on Monday 18 April 2016

Greentraveller's Guide logoAs part of our series on the eight Protected Landscapes of Wales, we have produced a guide to the stunning and alluring Anglesey Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Wales.

Greentraveller's Guide to the Anglesey Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) aims to help you make the most out of the area, with tips on places to stay and eat, as well as local attractions and activities. On the guide's home page you'll find an interactive map of all the featured places to stay, eat and explore.

On the very North West tip of Wales, Anglesey is popular for its low cliffs, peaceful beaches and sand dunes. The AONB is also famous for its rich and diverse landscape. Cycle paths that meander through lush countryside and farmland and walking trails to suit all abilities take in the isle’s rich history.

Greentraveller's Video of Adventures in the Wye Valley AONB:

Greentraveller's Video of Adventures in Anglesey AONB:

Anglesey was known as Mon, Mam Cymru, or 'Mother of Wales' because it was said the island could produce enough food for the whole of Wales. And certainly it has the distinction of being home to Europe's most northerly olive grove and vineyard and also to incredibly popular food markets that provide vibrant community hubs.

There's fantastic sea kayaking off the coast of Anglesey, North Wales. Photo: Ray WoodThere's fantastic sea kayaking off the coast of Anglesey, North Wales. Photo: Ray WoodWritten and researched by Florence Fortnam, the guide helps you discover all that’s best about Anglesey, from wonderful places to stay where hosts offer welcomes that live long in the memory to fascinating family-friendly attractions, wonderful gardens and historic buildings.

Florence also writes about some of the island’s most popular adventure activities on Anglesey such as riding, coasteering and kayaking and favourite places to eat on Anglesey, including the irresistible Te Bach Tea Room that dishes up cream tea by the inglenook fireplace and Dylan’s, a contemporary wood-clad building that floats over the water where you can try Dyl’s Drunken Mussels.

Greentraveller team tuck into local Anglesey mussels  Photo: Jacob LittleGreentraveller team tuck into local Anglesey mussels Photo: Jacob Little“Getting out and about – on boats and footpaths, on horseback and bike – is what Anglesey is all about,” says Florence, who has included a special feature on cycling on Anglesey. “Its low cliffs, empty beaches and endless stretches of sand dune make it the perfect landscape for an adventure holiday. It's also a great place to give some of the UK's best-loved high octane activities a go, such as coasteering or abseiling.”

South Stack Lighthouse view  Photo: Anglesey AONBSouth Stack Lighthouse view Photo: Anglesey AONB

The Anglesey AONB covers around a third of the isle of AngleseyThe Anglesey AONB covers around a third of the isle of AngleseyThe Isle of Anglesey’s AONB Project Officer Efan Milner says: “The Isle of Anglesey AONB has a varied and diverse landscape and is part of the largest island in Wales - being mostly a coastal designation, it covers three quarters of the coastline of Anglesey and takes in most of the All Wales Coastal path on Anglesey.

“Explore South Stack and Holy Island, which offers many opportunities to experience our wildlife, culture and history; spend your time wandering the golden sands of Anglesey’s many beautiful beaches; or simply indulge in some of the freshest local produce you're likely to find for miles around. The memories of your stay on Anglesey will stay with you until your return.”

Richard Hammond, Chief Executive of greentraveller.co.uk, says: “The Anglesey AONB covers 221-square kilometres - approximately one third of the island of Anglesey. We hope our Greentraveller’s Guide to Anglesey AONB will help visitors make the most of their time in this glorious part of Wales in a way that brings local economic benefits while conserving the very special landscape.

"This guide is the latest of our online destination platforms that are proving popular with holidaymakers looking for that special local touch."

>> Greentraveller’s Guide to Anglesey AONB 

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